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Sport Brigid Kosgei to defend her title at London Marathon 2020

12:30  14 january  2020
12:30  14 january  2020 Source:   runnersworld.co.uk

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World record holder Brigid Kosgei will defend her London Marathon title in April but will face a stiff challenge from several celebrated compatriots AFP. The 2018 London Marathon winner Vivian Cheruiyot, three-time Berlin Marathon champion Gladys Cherono, current world champion Ruth

Brigid Kosgei , the defending champion and fastest female marathon runner in history, will return to the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2020 . Kosgei (KEN) broke Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old marathon world record at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon last October by winning in an

a baseball player wearing a red shirt: Brigid Kosgei, the fastest female marathon runner in history, will return to the streets of London on Sunday 26 March 2020 to defend her title at the London Marathon © Naomi Baker - Getty Images Brigid Kosgei, the fastest female marathon runner in history, will return to the streets of London on Sunday 26 March 2020 to defend her title at the London Marathon

Brigid Kosgei, the fastest female marathon runner in history, will return to the streets of London on Sunday 26 March 2020 to defend her title at the London Marathon. Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year female marathon record in the Chicago marathon last October, crossing the line in 2:14:04. Six-months earlier, the 25-year-old Kenyan runner won the London Marathon for the first time.

In a statement released today, 13 January, Kosgei said, “I am very much looking forward to returning to the Virgin Money London Marathon. Last year was an incredible year for me and it started by winning in London. Coming back will be very special and I hope it can be the start of another memorable year.”

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Brigid Kosgei 's run of two hours 14 minutes 04 seconds in the Chicago Marathon in October knocked 1:21 off Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old world record. Women's marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei says she is looking forward to defending her title at this year's London Marathon .

AFP / Ben STANSALL World record holder Brigid Kosgei will defend her London Marathon title in April but will face a stiff challenge from several The 2018 London Marathon winner Vivian Cheruiyot, three-time Berlin Marathon champion Gladys Cherono, current world champion Ruth Chepngetich

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Kosgei is joined in the elite women’s field at the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon by a stellar list of rivals, four of whom have also run sub-2:19 marathons. This list includes 2018 London Marathon winner Vivian Cheruiyot, three-time Berlin Marathon winner Gladys Cherono, 2019 Valencia Marathon winner Roza Dereje and the current world champion Ruth Chepngetich.

Spencer Barden, Head of Elite Athletes at the Virgin Money London Marathon, said: “We are proud to have assembled another world-class elite women’s field for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, led by our defending champion Brigid Kosgei.

“Brigid’s run at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon was one of the most remarkable athletic performances of recent years. Paula Radcliffe’s world record had stood for so long and was one of the great markers in modern athletics so for Brigid to beat it and beat it so comprehensively was incredible.

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LONDON , Jan 13 (Reuters) - Women's marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei will return to defend her title at this year's London Marathon , organisers said on Monday. Kenya's Kosgei retained her Chicago Marathon crown last October in two hours, 14 minutes and four seconds to break Briton

World record holder Brigid Kosgei will defend her title at the Virgin Money London Marathon , a World Athletics Platinum Label road race, on 26 April. The 25-year-old Kenyan broke Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old marathon world record at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon last October clocking

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“It is a mouth-watering prospect to see what she can do on her return to the Virgin Money London Marathon. But there are plenty of other fantastic athletes in the field including the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon champion Vivian Cheruiyot and the world champion Ruth Chepngetich.

“To have five women who have run sub-2:19 and the TCS New York City Marathon champion on top of that illustrates the amazing depth we will have. This is a field that is truly fitting for our 40th race.”

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